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God Makes Me Uncomfortable

God,

You make me uncomfortable. I feel uncomfortable following your plans.

Sometimes I long for peace and solitude. But your call on my life is not one of quiet.

Some months I think about going to church and not serving. But your call is not one of sitting back unserving.

Some weeks I want to not care about those around me who might be hurting. But you call me to care. And pray.

You make me uncomfortable.

What’s even more uncomfortable is when I don’t listen.

That time you asked me to go uninvited to a neighbors house and pray…

I didn’t.

Then the neighbor moved

and I’m still uncomfortable because I didn’t listen and missed a blessing.

That time you asked me to pray for a lady in aisle 4 of the grocery store…

I didn’t.

Then I saw her two weeks later and didn’t – again –

and I’m still uncomfortable.

When I drown in my feelings of uncomfortableness, you oh so quietly remind me of the life you lived of discomfort.

For me.

sand

Being a comfortable Christian is living life on the sand.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 4: 24-27

God, You Make me uncomfortable.

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About Kimberly Vogel

I am a mom of four beautiful daughters, a writer, and a certified Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher who recently made the switch from teaching in a classroom to teaching her children at home. I am often found in the children’s area of my church where I volunteer and lead a children’s program. Writing is a natural outpouring of my love for my Savior. Follow along while I share my journey as a bridge builder with you. My prayer is that you start building bridges too!

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